Sitting around the newsroom, we had that very questions.
Well, the question started as to what TB stood for — when it came to computer terms, at least.
That, I knew. It’s a terabyte. I have two external hard drives hooked up to my computer, both are one terabyte each. And one is nearly full.
But what comes next? We didn’t know. So I looked it up.
Here’s what I found, which was on N2 Network Solutions website:
- 1000 Bytes = 1 Kilobyte
- 1000 Kilobytes = 1 Megabyte
- 1000 Megabytes = 1 Gigabyte
- 1000 Gigabytes = 1 Terabyte
- 1000 Terabytes = 1 Petabyte
- 1000 Petabytes = 1 Exabyte – In 2000, 3 exabytes of information was created
- 1000 Exabytes = 1 Zettabyte
- 1000 Zettabyte = 1 Zottabyte
- 1000 Zottabyte = 1 Brontobyte – that is a 1 followed by 27 zeroes
Who knew there was so many different ways to measure data?
I sure didn’t.